ITE Talks Transportation Podcast: Safety Strategies with Robert Wunderlich

Robert Wunderlich, Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses his perspectives on pedestrian safety strategies, speed management, and proven safety countermeasures as the transportation industry seeks to achieve Vision Zero.

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Five ITS America State Chapters Coming Together for ITS5C Summit

It’s been four years since three state chapters held the ITS3C Summit in Mobile, Alabama. This time it’s five chapters representing eight states at the ITS5C Summit being held October 7 through 10 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jay Calhoun, Vice President of VIBE, is chairing the organizing committee for the gathering and in this edition of Transportation Radio he talks about what’s going to be happening.

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Road Safety with Dr. David Harkey, President of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

This month’s episode explores road safety strategies with Dr. David Harkey, President of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Dr. Harkey previously directed the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, and the majority of his work has focused on improving roadway design and operations for all users, including motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. He discusses the new IIHS study that highlights rising pedestrian deaths and points toward solutions.

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GEWI Uses Technology to Improve Work Zone Safety

According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were over 96,000 crashes in work zones in the US in 2015. Despite work zone safety being a high priority, drivers and workers are still killed and injured at an astonishingly high rate. Technology can play a role in improving work zone safety by informing drivers of hazards ahead and directing them on what to do as they approach the work zone. GEWI is working with HERE and iCONE to show how an off-the-shelf solution can save lives by providing in-vehicle alerts on real-time work zone conditions.

Jim O’Neill, the CEO of GEWI North America, talked with Transportation Radio about GEWI is already doing in Germany and what the three companies will be demonstrating at the ITS America conference in Detroit.

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Road to Zero Report Advances Vision Zero Strategies

The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, released a comprehensive report in April laying out strategies to end roadway deaths in the US by 2050. It is the first time so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a plan to address motor vehicle fatalities. Road to Zero Coalition Chair Debbie Hersman and ITE Executive Director Jeff Paniati discuss the strategies and concepts outlined in the report.

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Active Transportation and Health in Minneapolis and Beyond

Matthew Dyrdahl, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator in the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, Amber Dallman, Minnesota Department of Transportation bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, and Sarah Stewart, senior public health specialist with the Minneapolis Health Department talk about the intersection of active transportation and health in Minneapolis and beyond in Minnesota. Sponsored by Miovision.

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Sarah Stewart

 

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